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BERNAL-Z., Jeny Tatiana; LLANO-A., Camilo Andrés; MORALES, Irina  and  GOMES-DIAS, Lucimar. Expansion in the Biogeographic Distribution of the Pleidae Family (Hemiptera: Nepomorpha) in Colombia. Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Caldas [online]. 2022, vol.26, n.1, pp.203-214.  Epub June 21, 2022. ISSN 0123-3068.

The Pleidae family is distributed worldwide and includes four genera, about 38 species and one subspecies. In South America, this group is represented by three genera: Neoplea, Paraplea and Heteroplea. In Colombia, the two first genera are registered, but knowledge of their distribution in the national territory is still incipient. Objective: To expand the knowledge of the Pleidae in Colombia by reporting new geographic records. Methodology: Entomological material from different research projects deposited in the Colección Entomológica del Programa de Biología de la Universidad de Caldas (CEBUC) was reviewed and secondary information was collected with records of Pleidae in Colombia. Results: As a result, the genus Neoplea is registered for the first time for the departments of Caldas and Tolima, and its distribution is also expanded in the department of Córdoba. Two species are reported in this work: N. maculosa and N. semipicta. The first species is registered only in Córdoba and the second one in the three mentioned departments. Conclusion: This work broadens the knowledge of the Pleidae of Colombia and also highlights the importance of biological collections.

Keywords : Colombia; Neoplea; distribution; geographical records; conservation.

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